Dr. S Raghunath is Professor of Corporate Strategy and Policy at IIM Bangalore. He specializes in Strategic Alliances and Strategic Leadership.  He has researched these topics, taught them to Post Graduate and Doctoral students and executives, and consulted with major Indian companies and multinational corporations.

He teaches post-graduate and doctoral courses in Alliance Management, Strategic Networks and Corporate Strategy and leads IIMB executive programmes on Strategic Issues in Alliances, &Acquisitions ,Negotiations ,Strategic Leadership of IT companies and Business Management Programme For Media and Entertainment Industry.

 He was a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1990-1991) where he engaged in research in strategy making in IT companies.  He was also a Visiting Professor at INSEAD, France; HEC Paris; EuroMed, Marseilles; University of Buckingham, UK; RMIT School of Business; Melbourne, Australia.

He also teaches in the Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management (PGSM) an elective course on e-Business Strategies and Models.  He has been a consultant on e-Business Strategies and Models, an initiative of Satyam Infoway and Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

His research has focused on Structuring and Managing Alliances, Integrating Acquisitions and Network-based organizations and e-business strategy and models. He has published several papers, case studies and book chapter and has been quoted in publications such as Economic Times, Business Line and the Computer Today and he writes a column for Outlook Business.  He has written extensively in the areas of international alliances for practitioner and academic communities.

He was engaged in the study of strategy making in high-tech companies in USA such as Cypress Semiconductors Inc., Harris Semiconductors, Intel, Motorola, MIPS.  He has conducted studies on Business Process Initiatives in American Express Insurance and Investment Division, San Rafael, California.

Dr. Raghunath was the Global Director of the International Masters Programme For Practising Managers (IMPM) in 2010-2011 and  has coached many top managers of Indian as well as multinational companies. For 24 years he has been offering professional services to a number of companies such as General Electric, General Motors, IBM, Essar, HP, Metro Cash & Carry, Satyam,Wipro,SAIL,TataSteel,VolvoandAshokLeyland. .

Dr. Raghunath is  the India Chapter Chair of the Academy of International Business. He is on the board of directors of MECL,Scientrix Asia, K Two Technologies, Spire Technologies, Weir India, National Venture Capital Fund, and ex officio Member  of  the Board of Governors , IIM Bangalore. He is a Registered Consultant with the Office of Project Services, UNDP, New York.